'''Euripides''' ( or ;
[Jones, Daniel; Roach, Peter, James Hartman and Jane Setter, eds. ''Cambridge English Pronouncing Dictionary''. 17th edition. Cambridge UP, 2006.]
; ) (c. 480 – c. 406 BC) was a tragedy|tragedian
of classical Athens
. He is one of the few whose plays have survived, with the others being Aeschylus
, and potentially Euphorion (playwright)|Euphorion.
Some ancient scholars attributed 95 plays to him but according to the ''Suda
'' it was 92 at most. Of these, 18 or 19 have survived more or less complete (there has been debate about his authorship of ''Rhesus (play)|Rhesus
'', largely on stylistic grounds)
[Walton (1997, viii, xix)]
and there are also fragments, some substantial, of most of the other plays. More of his plays have survived intact than those of Aeschylus
together, partly due to mere chance and partly because his popularity grew as theirs...